Print size: 416 pages
File Size: 1625 KB
Publisher: Random House
My source: Netgalley
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Banished! is how twelve-year-old Flavia de Luce laments her predicament, when her father and Aunt Felicity ship her off to Miss Bodycote’s Female Academy, the boarding school that her mother, Harriet, once attended across the sea in Canada. The sun has not yet risen on Flavia’s first day in captivity when a gift lands at her feet. Flavia being Flavia, a budding chemist and sleuth, that gift is a charred and mummified body, which tumbles out of a bedroom chimney. Now, while attending classes, making friends (and enemies), and assessing the school’s stern headmistress and faculty (one of whom is an acquitted murderess), Flavia is on the hunt for the victim’s identity and time of death, as well as suspects, motives, and means. Rumors swirl that Miss Bodycote’s is haunted, and that several girls have disappeared without a trace. When it comes to solving multiple mysteries, Flavia is up to the task—but her true destiny has yet to be revealed.
So much seemed resolved in the last book The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches that I was afraid this next book with Flavia going away to school would be less of everything we have come to love about the books and the characters. Boy was I wrong! Even though Flavia is away from Buckshaw and all the characters we learned to love she's still our beloved Flavia and wherever she is there is fun! And murder!
Here is an interview with Mr. Bradley I found interesting!
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Thank you Random House and Netgalley for letting me read and review this book!